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Saturday Stage Timetable

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Stage NameSpectator Point Details
Nambucca Stage

SAT 1 – TALARM HALL

Intersection Talarm Rd & Rhones Creek Rd, TALARM, NSW, 2447

Morning session – First car due at 7:23 am
Afternoon session – See Welshs Creek stage below

  • Parking along roadside leading to spectator area and a small paddock area close to the spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available.
  • Accessible access location.
  • This site offers a good open spectator area, with raised viewing area. The cars come towards the point around a series of left and right turns, past the site and sweep off the dirt onto bitumen and another 90* right turn away downhill from the point.

Accessible access available

How to get to the stage  Spectator Overview

SAT 2 – SIMPSONS RIDGE

3 Simpsons Ridge Rd, BOWRAVILLE, NSW, 2449

Morning session – First car due at 7:28 am
Afternoon Session – See Welshs Creek stage below

  • Parking available in a paddock a short walk 400m from spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available
  • This site offers viewing of possibly the fastest bitumen section of the rally, followed by a serious left turn off bitumen onto gravel. You then watch the cars travel away along a sweeping long uphill left before disappearing over the rise. This site is very open with very few trees to block the view.

Commentators at this stage

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville  Spectator Overview

SAT 3 – NORTH ARM

Intersection of North Arm Rd & Graces Rd, ARGENTS HILL, NSW, 2449

Morning session – First car due at 7:38 am
Afternoon Session – See Argents Hill stage below

  • Parking available in a paddock a short walk 200m from spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available.
  • This site has the opportunity to view competitors as they negotiate a fast left /right and then a great 90* left corner. Close to the action and some iconic rally photos have been taken here.
  • Site distance 700m

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville   Spectator Overview

Newry Stage

SAT 4 – ROCKY CROSSING

Intersection of Back Paddock Rd & Ainsworths Rd, URUNGA, NSW, 2455

Morning session – First car due at 9:06am
Afternoon session – First car due at 2:26pm

  • Parking along roadside leading to spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available.
  • This is a classic bush site in the middle of Newry State Forest. The cars come out of the bush to the left and turn 90* right across the front of the point then away down into a gully and then up to another 90* right turn. A large site that offers sliding corners and straight line speed. Sight distance 1.5km approx.

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville  Spectator Overview

Mailmans (Raleigh Raceway)

SAT 5 – Raleigh Raceway

Mailmans Track, VALERY, NSW, 2454

Access to site via Valery Rd, Raleigh

Morning Session – First car due at 9:44am
Afternoon Session – Not available

  • Parking on site
  • Food & drinks available at site
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible access location.
  • This site is set in a natural amphitheatre. Great views of the entire SSS layout, here you can see the start, middle and finish of each car run. Plenty of shade in the spectator area, this is a great family friendly spectator point.
  • Note your Eat your Dust Saturday Day Ticket or 3 Day Get Me Everywhere Ticket gets you into this stage.
  • Tickets are available to purchase at the gate for a $10 per adult with kids 18 years and under free

Commentators at this stage

Accessible access available

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville  Spectator Overview

Welshs Creek

TALARM HALL (Afternoon Session)

Intersection Talarm Rd & Rhones Creek Rd, TALARM, NSW, 2447

Morning Session – See Nambucca stage above.
Afternoon Session – First car due at 12:27pm

  • Parking along roadside leading to spectator area and a small paddock area close to the spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available.
  • Accessible access location.
  • This site offers a good open spectator area, with raised viewing area. The cars come towards the point around a series of left and right turns, past the site and sweep off the dirt onto bitumen and another 90* right turn away downhill from the point.

Accessible access available

How to get to the stage

SIMPSONS RIDGE (Afternoon Session)

3 Simpsons Ridge Rd, BOWRAVILLE, NSW, 2449

Morning Session – See Nambucca stage above.
Afternoon Session – First car due at 12:32pm

  • Parking available in a paddock a short walk 400m from spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available
  • This site offers viewing of possibly the fastest bitumen section of the rally, followed by a serious left turn off bitumen onto gravel. You then watch the cars travel away along a sweeping long uphill left before disappearing over the rise. This site is very open with very few trees to block the view.

Commentators at this stage

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville

Argents Hill

NORTH ARM (Afternoon session)

Intersection of North Arm Rd & Graces Rd, ARGENTS HILL, NSW, 2449

Morning Session – See Nambucca stage above.
Afternoon Session – First car due at 1:27pm

  • Parking available in a paddock a short walk 200m from spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available.
  • This site has the opportunity to view competitors as they negotiate a fast left /right and then a great 90* left corner. Close to the action and some iconic rally photos have been taken here.
  • Site distance 700m

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville

DNSW Super Special Stage

SAT 6 – Coffs Harbour Jetty

Jordan Esplanade, COFFS HARBOUR, NSW, 2450

Evening session – First car due at 4:54pm
Last car due at 7:30pm

  • Parking is available in areas within Jetty precinct and nearby.
  • Gates Open 2.00pm
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Grandstand seating available on “first in first serve basis”.
  • Entertainment will be provided from 4.00pm.
  • Merchandise will be available to purchase.
  • Toilets available.
  • VIP Corporate Facility located Deep Sea Fishing Club.
  • Public Bar available Deep Sea Fishing Club.
  • Accessible access location.
  • This site offers the tight twisty and possibly treacherous Super Special Stage layout, with jumps, berms, and speed.

Commentators at this stage

Accessible access available

How to get to the stage    Spectator Overview

Nambucca Stage

SAT 1 – TALARM HALL

Intersection Talarm Rd & Rhones Creek Rd, TALARM, NSW, 2447

Morning session – First car due at 7:23 am
Afternoon session – See Welshs Creek stage below

  • Parking along roadside leading to spectator area and a small paddock area close to the spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available.
  • Accessible access location.
  • This site offers a good open spectator area, with raised viewing area. The cars come towards the point around a series of left and right turns, past the site and sweep off the dirt onto bitumen and another 90* right turn away downhill from the point.

Accessible access available

How to get to the stage  Spectator Overview

SAT 2 – SIMPSONS RIDGE

3 Simpsons Ridge Rd, BOWRAVILLE, NSW, 2449

Morning session – First car due at 7:28 am
Afternoon Session – See Welshs Creek stage below

  • Parking available in a paddock a short walk 400m from spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available
  • This site offers viewing of possibly the fastest bitumen section of the rally, followed by a serious left turn off bitumen onto gravel. You then watch the cars travel away along a sweeping long uphill left before disappearing over the rise. This site is very open with very few trees to block the view.

Commentators at this stage

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville  Spectator Overview

SAT 3 – NORTH ARM

Intersection of North Arm Rd & Graces Rd, ARGENTS HILL, NSW, 2449

Morning session – First car due at 7:38 am
Afternoon Session – See Argents Hill stage below

  • Parking available in a paddock a short walk 200m from spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available.
  • This site has the opportunity to view competitors as they negotiate a fast left /right and then a great 90* left corner. Close to the action and some iconic rally photos have been taken here.
  • Site distance 700m

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville   Spectator Overview

Newry Stage

SAT 4 – ROCKY CROSSING

Intersection of Back Paddock Rd & Ainsworths Rd, URUNGA, NSW, 2455

Morning session – First car due at 9:06am
Afternoon session – First car due at 2:26pm

  • Parking along roadside leading to spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available.
  • This is a classic bush site in the middle of Newry State Forest. The cars come out of the bush to the left and turn 90* right across the front of the point then away down into a gully and then up to another 90* right turn. A large site that offers sliding corners and straight line speed. Sight distance 1.5km approx.

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville  Spectator Overview

Mailmans (Raleigh Raceway)

SAT 5 – Raleigh Raceway

Mailmans Track, VALERY, NSW, 2454

Access to site via Valery Rd, Raleigh

Morning Session – First car due at 9:44am
Afternoon Session – Not available

  • Parking on site
  • Food & drinks available at site
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible access location.
  • This site is set in a natural amphitheatre. Great views of the entire SSS layout, here you can see the start, middle and finish of each car run. Plenty of shade in the spectator area, this is a great family friendly spectator point.
  • Note your Eat your Dust Saturday Day Ticket or 3 Day Get Me Everywhere Ticket gets you into this stage.
  • Tickets are available to purchase at the gate for a $10 per adult with kids 18 years and under free

Commentators at this stage

Accessible access available

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville  Spectator Overview

Welshs Creek

TALARM HALL (Afternoon Session)

Intersection Talarm Rd & Rhones Creek Rd, TALARM, NSW, 2447

Morning Session – See Nambucca stage above.
Afternoon Session – First car due at 12:27pm

  • Parking along roadside leading to spectator area and a small paddock area close to the spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available.
  • Accessible access location.
  • This site offers a good open spectator area, with raised viewing area. The cars come towards the point around a series of left and right turns, past the site and sweep off the dirt onto bitumen and another 90* right turn away downhill from the point.

Accessible access available

How to get to the stage

SIMPSONS RIDGE (Afternoon Session)

3 Simpsons Ridge Rd, BOWRAVILLE, NSW, 2449

Morning Session – See Nambucca stage above.
Afternoon Session – First car due at 12:32pm

  • Parking available in a paddock a short walk 400m from spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available
  • This site offers viewing of possibly the fastest bitumen section of the rally, followed by a serious left turn off bitumen onto gravel. You then watch the cars travel away along a sweeping long uphill left before disappearing over the rise. This site is very open with very few trees to block the view.

Commentators at this stage

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville

Argents Hill

NORTH ARM (Afternoon session)

Intersection of North Arm Rd & Graces Rd, ARGENTS HILL, NSW, 2449

Morning Session – See Nambucca stage above.
Afternoon Session – First car due at 1:27pm

  • Parking available in a paddock a short walk 200m from spectator area.
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Toilets available.
  • This site has the opportunity to view competitors as they negotiate a fast left /right and then a great 90* left corner. Close to the action and some iconic rally photos have been taken here.
  • Site distance 700m

How to get there from Coffs  How to get there from Macksville

DNSW Super Special Stage

SAT 6 – Coffs Harbour Jetty

Jordan Esplanade, COFFS HARBOUR, NSW, 2450

Evening session – First car due at 4:54pm
Last car due at 7:30pm

  • Parking is available in areas within Jetty precinct and nearby.
  • Gates Open 2.00pm
  • Food & drinks available at site.
  • Grandstand seating available on “first in first serve basis”.
  • Entertainment will be provided from 4.00pm.
  • Merchandise will be available to purchase.
  • Toilets available.
  • VIP Corporate Facility located Deep Sea Fishing Club.
  • Public Bar available Deep Sea Fishing Club.
  • Accessible access location.
  • This site offers the tight twisty and possibly treacherous Super Special Stage layout, with jumps, berms, and speed.

Commentators at this stage

Accessible access available

How to get to the stage    Spectator Overview

Saturday Bus Timetable

Tickets must be purchased via Ticketek. Bus Tickets $27.50 per day. Adults and Children same price.

Purchase Bus Pass
Location Time
Park Beach Plaza 8:15am
Woolworths Park Avenue 8:30am
Service Park (Stadium Drive) 8:45am
Raleigh Raceway 9:15am
Location Time
Raleigh Raceway 1:00pm
Newry 17 / Rocky Crossing 1:45pm
Location Time
Newry 17/Rocking Crossing 3:15pm
Service Park (Stadium Drive) 4:00pm
Woolworths Park Avenue 4:15pm
Park Beach Plaza 4.30pm
Location Time
Park Beach Plaza 4:30pm
Jetty SSS 4:45pm
Location Time
Jetty SSS 7:30pm
Park Beach Plaza 7:45pm
Woolworths Park Avenue 8:00pm
Service Park (Stadium Drive) 8:15pm

Travel Information

The following properties are working with Rally Australia to provide the best deals and special rates to visitors and competitors in accommodation in Coffs Harbour over Rally in November 2017.

Make sure you mention that Rally Australia recommended them for your discount at the time of booking.

Purchase Tickets

Transport & Safety

Road Closures

Some stages of the 2017 Kennards Hire Rally Australia takes place on the commercial roads within Coffs Harbour. It’s important that locals and spectators are aware of the road closures and take caution when commuting in the area.

Spectator Information for Rally Australia | Kennards Hire Rally Australia Accessible Access

Kennards Hire Rally Australia aims to be accessible for all of our diverse spectators. For more information on the areas of the event that have dedicated disability access, visit our Accessible Stages page.

Photography & Drones

All spectators are permitted to take photos of the 2017 Kennards Hire Rally Australia; however, these photos are for personal use only, and commercial use is prohibited. All drone usage is prohibited in all sections of the Rally.